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the public. not in washington or with congress or the senate. here is what he had to say. >> it is not acceptable to me, and i do not think it is acceptable to you for a handful of republicans in congress will middle-class tax cuts hostage simply because they don't want tax rates on upper income folks go up. gerri: it sounds like the same old, same old. the president has been making the same comments again. is this any way to sell a plan? >> there really is not. the president is not being serious about this. the fact that the president is out there campaigning on this rather than negotiating, it means that those that are negotiating, such as secretary geithner, they probably don't feel bound by what the president is saying. this is the first gammons and certainly not a serious offer. >> mitch mcconnell laughed out loud on camera at the plant. what do you make of that? >> he had every reason to. let's look at this plan for what it is. a mssive tax hike. instead of offering tax hikes, which is something that republicans have been mandated, he wants more spending and he's no
sent to washington instead. melissa: it is not really in the spirit of making a deal when you come out and say, i will double the amount of tax increas that i said i was looking for, the amount of revenue. iwill double what that is. by the way i will add in spending. republicans you can just suck it. that is basically. people just, everyone just sort of flipped out. >> you're right. what kind of a proposal or compromise is this? new programs, $50 million on mortgages, billion dollars on mortgage assistance and infrastructure, make-work programs. melissa: yeah. >> this notion to eliminate the debt limit, melissa, essentially clearing the way for unlimited growth of government. i've got to tell you i think that is what the president believes. melissa: i do too. >> yeah. he always believed in my opinion that government spending creates wealth. so of course the more money the government can get the more wealth in thinks mind can be created certainly last four years have shown us not the case. melissa: maybe we're wrong? is there any chance that is true and this is the path to prosperity an
-brainer for boehner. let's play "hardball." ♪ good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me the start tonight with this. somebody has got to break it to mr. boehner, your side lost. romney, remember him? he's the guy who ran on the rich man's platform. the hands off the big boys' ticket. he's the guy who said his fellow 2%ers have your back. mr. boehner, ye of limited memory, the voters looked this issue directly in the eye, they heard your guy, romney, playing palace guard for the plutocrats, and they said i think i'll vote for the guy who is looking out for the middle class. i think i will let that guy go back to bain or whatever. time for mr. boehner to stop protecting the rich. joy reid is managing editor of the grio, and david corn is washington bureau chief for mother jones and the author of the ebook "47 percent." today the president took his pitch to a factory in the philadelphia suburbs, and he made clear the rich must pay their fair share. obama's job number one, a tax cut for the 98%. the rest of the people. let's listen to him. >> it's not acceptable to me and i don't think it's a
, washington bureau chief of "chicago sun-times." ladies, good afternoon. >> hello to you. >> molly, senator dick durbin saying right here on tuesday on "morning joe" that he could see $400 billion, at least $400 billion in entitlement cuts. is that going to be as hard of a sell to the left as raising rates will be to the right? >> in a word, yes. there are a lot of democratic groups right now really pushing for no changes to entitlements and no cuts to entitlements, medicare, social security and also medicaid is a big concern for a lot of unions, a lot of progressive groups who are really trying to push the democrats to hold their ground on this. however, the administration has signaled they could be open to some kinds of changes, potentially the kind of stuff that mitch mcconnell is talking about. i think what we're seeing is that the president's negotiating strategy sort of starting to have an effect. democrats saying we're not going to budge until we get specifics from you and the republicans starting to cough up a few of those specifics now. >> lynn, polls, of course, show public opinio
seven or 800 points but washington will get the message. what i fear and what i think is the risk is that they will fix it with a patch that is short-term, it's not substantive, it doesn't have a lot of nutritional content to it and we are going to be right back in again and again. markets will lose confidence. we will gradually lose our global credibility as an economic leader. we might see our credit rating damaged more over time. and it is the slow defense of the united states that is the real risk. the fiscal cliff is something that can be fixed fairly easily. >> host: finally, i would like to go back, david rothkopf come to your comments about government. national government being neanderthal it. there was a throwaway line of sight while we are still organized as nation states economically. again, where we going in the future. >> i think we will see the future. because we live in geographic proximity to one another, we also have city governments, state governments in the united states, we have a federal government in the united states and it's only natural that another layer
. >> arthel: i'm arthel neville. stalemate in washington with exactly one month to go 'til america is hit by huge tax hikes and spending cuts. finding out where the negotiations stand. >> rick: plus, talk of a republican rebound, we'll speak with some young party leaders who are very enthusiastic about the future and we'll ask them how they plan to prove the republican party is a party for everyone. >> arthel: and as the holidays draw near, we check in on the victims of hurricane sandy. how they're surviving, plus an international story of americans who know all too well what they're going through and are now lending a helping hand. >> rick: we begin with a fox news extreme weather alert out of northern california. they're now being slammed there by another in a series of severe storms that have already killed one person. the region already dealing with flash floods, mud slides, downed trees, power lines. people there say they've never seen anything like it. >> i haven't seen this in many years. this much water running through my property. that water runup should not come on our property.
in washington, d.c., a discussion on the supreme court. it's about an hour ten minutes. >>> hello, everyone, want i want to welcome you to the program which features an al star lineup of authors who will be doing the most recent book on the supreme court. i'm a professor here at georgetown. and executive directer of the supreme court institute. it's a real privilege for the supreme court institute to host this event, and i'd like to thank our deputy directer dory burn seen to putting it together. before i turn the program over to our moderators, i'd like to remind thearch after the program, we have a reception following in which you'll gate chance to have all your newly purchased books signed by the authors. have a word or two with the authors, hopefully, and as you can see, we have food and beverage, so please stick around after the program. with that, i would like to introduce our moderators. today for today's program tony morrow. tony needs no introduction at all. i'll keep it short and tell you that tony has long been one of the nation's most influential journalists covering the supreme
director legislative counsel of the washington office. next area of discussion? >> is there any risk of impeding litigation? the securitiesf and exchange commission, and they want to get information from you. they want to know something about whether the company is engaging in illegal business practices. does this impede the investigation? >> you could use google as an example. google acts both as a provider of communications and is a provider of communication to its employees. what i think the world ought to look like is that if they are investigating google and they want to get the corporate records, it they should be able to serve a subpoena and get the records. that is what the legislation is intended to do. if they are doing an investigation of somebody else to has age e-mail account and your e-mail is not a global corporate record, and that is where the rub is. the ftc and sec want to be able to go to the providers with subpoenas to get this information. from our perspective what they're asking for is a huge hole in the warrant requirement for several investigations. it turns t
you again for joining us. i do not think if you ran research in the streets of tel aviv or washington you would find a lot of people who know who rousseau and voltaire are. if we want to wait until the palestinians know who they are, it is going to be a while. so let's put that aside for a second. the $10,000bout gdp. i think it is a lofty idea and a very good idea. let's assume that today the palestinians have $10,000 gdp. then what? >> again, in a moment, it is very easy to incite violence, to recruit terrorists when people are in a poor situation, a bad situation. today, with unemployment about 20% -- >> but he is giving you a hypothetical. >> i think is something we can achieve, $10,000. after this moment, the people will be ready because they have more to lose. today, many terrorists understand this is a way to feed their families, to get money from a radical, international movement, radical regimes. for them it as a way to feed their families. if they had more to lose, i think it will be completely different reality. i see for example in the balkan region what happens. remember,
sweaters. >> we are also talking about as julia was commencing there the fiscal cliff now what washington the gridlock means i think it's most telling because what senator matt baucus from montana said we have 31 days left yet. we are not near a deal yet. we can't expect any sort of a deal with any weeks before christmas i would think. >> the big knock on the president through the this process has been a failure to lead. i think one that sticks rather well. because, instead of sitting down with john boehner. instead of trying to hash something out. he is out there again campaigning, gives speeches, instead of being the one that sits down and gets this deal down. here is the president on again what appears to be the campaign trail yesterday in pennsylvania. >> santa delivers everywhere, i have been keeping my own naughty and nice list for washington. >> [ laughter ] >> you should keep your eye hun gets some connects this year. some members of congress who get them and some who don't. i'm ready to sign it. there are no shortage of pens in the white house. and i carry one around for an emerg
for the spartans. they have been invited to play in the military bowl next month in washington, d.c. they're currently the 26th ranked team in the country. the bowl game caps off the team's best season in the 110-plus year history of san jose state football. how about that? it's the team's first bowl appearance since 2006. their opponent has yet to be determined. the game is december 27th at rfk stadium in washington. congratulations to the spartans. >> yes. >>> next, the president and his best friend like you have never seen them before. >>> also, a final check of the forecast as we head into the weekend. stay with us. ♪ >>> that's bo, the first dog. he is trying to get into the holiday spirit by scoping out the decorations at a new white house video. he minds his manners as he goes from room to room, checking out the christmas trees and the elaborate decorations. look, he even encounters some christmas magic as he eyes the santa hat on a giant likeness of himself. the video ends with bo getting his hat and wishing joy to everyone. cute. oh my goodness. that's adorable. >> i'm in the w
you. nobody is taking higher ground in washington. af, after the election, you were hoping for a statesman to lead the way to compromise, no luck so far. now there are 32 days until a tax increase for most americans and huge spending cuts take effect automatically. the negotiations to avert that descended into name calling today. yesterday the obama administration proposed tax revenue increases of $1.6 trillion over ten years, guaranteed to anger republicans. and it did. ewatt andrews is on capitol hill for us tonight. wyatt? >> reporter: scott, leading republicans are now calling the president's latest fiscal cliff proposals-- and these are quotes-- "unreasonable, not serious even ludicrous." on the negotiations that are necessary to avoid the cliff, here's how house speaker john boehner described the status there. >> no, there's a stalemate. let's not kid ourselves. i'm not trying to make this more difficult. >> reporter: what set off this reaction was the president's proposal for $1.6 trillion in new taxes over ten years with tst of that coming from a tax hike on single
everything invested in this. >> obama: i've been keeping my own naughty and nice list for washington. so you should keep your eye on who gets some correct this year. there are going to be some members of congress who get 'em and on don't. >> jennifer: that was president obama at the connect toy factory factory. he was warning congress they might end up on the naughty list. and he asked republicans to extend the bush era tax cuts for those making less than $250,000, but not for those making more. echoing the holiday theme with this grinch like association. >> let's not kid ourselves. i'm not trying to make this more difficult. >> jennifer: stalemate. didn't we just start talking? oh wait, he's just posturing right? to sort out the latest tough talk from the posture is michelle bernard founder of the bernard center center for women public policy. welcome back inside "the war room," michelle. >> thank you. >> jennifer: so, how serious is the stalemate that speaker boehner announceed today? >> i was listening to that sound bite a second ago and i don't know if i want to cry or if i want to laug
reform because we have booker t. washington, other cases we have that there has been c-e-q-a abuse and the challenge that you do have is not only that you have the process of the city, but booker t. washington which we voted on a year and a half ago is still being litigated in the courts. so, you know, people can do c-e-q-a here, but they do c-e-q-a in the court. there is a challenge when people are he opposed to projects and they use c-e-q-a as the way to poe pose those projects. i wish there were a way to better separate those issues out from, you know legitimate environmental concerns. * but i don't think anyone is here wanting to weaken, talk about lessen the protections that we have because i think that everyone would recognize c-e-q-a has been valuable in decision-making process. all the cases people talk about c-e-q-a saved houses or properties, et cetera, no one is looking to change that. i think i know that we're all looking for making the process work better for everyone involved and to be more transparent. and, so, i would just say also with staff in looking at the appel
sidewalk adjacent to washington square park under public works code sections 789 et seq., the commemorative street plaque ordinance; 2, accepting a plaque in honor of jack early as a gift to the city; 3, waiving permit and inspection fees for plaque installation; and 4, directing official acts in furtherance of this ordinance. -- as a gift to the city and county of san francisco. >> thank you. and the sponsor is president david chiu. >> thank you, mr. chair. and thank you for delaying consideration of these items. our jail committee went on for a lot longer than we expected. but, colleagues, the legislation we have in front of us would allow the city to accept a gift of a commemorative plaque to be installed in the stockton street sidewalk adjacent to washington square park in honor of jack early who was not only a beloved telegraph hil
was the rocket launch it hyped in april. that failed. both washington and seoul suspect the rocket launches are really cover for ballistic missile tests. >>> and all week long we have been seeing protests in egypt, some of which have turned violent, and there are more moss demonstrations happening right now. protesters are holding duelling rallies for and against president mohamed morsi, so let's get straight to cnn's reza sayah in cairo for us. he's joining us now by phone. reza, the muslim brotherhood has called for not one but 2 million man marches in support of morsi. what do you know about those? >> reporter: randi, we are at one of them, and this is a very large gathering. obviously for more than a week now we've seen hundreds of thousands of egyptian protests against president morsi and the muslim brotherhood and now supporters of morsi say it's our turn. tens of thousands have showed up outside of cairo university where we are and saying we support president morsi and like the anti-government protest we can put on a large demonstration, too. a large turnout. a few thousand women. th
, and there are two types of people in washington. those who really enjoy detailed discussion about senate procedure, and those who don't. welcome. i can see which category you fit into. we have a great panel today to discuss something that's become more and more important moving forward, especially in the current nature of congress where the lines seem to be more and more stark and obvious than as any time as i've been in washington. we have four experts discussing the developments in --cepsbly the filibuster, but the discussion will touch on other areas of senate procedure and precedent, and you'll see a distinction between the two, senate rules and senate precedence on the other. you'll hear from four individuals who have a depth of experience in these matters that, i think, is unrivaled in the city. i'll introduce them briefly so they can turn it over to the discussion. i'll lead off with no particular order, james walden speaking first, working in the house of representatives and the senate, serving as the senate hearing committee. he's an adjunct professor in the department of politics in the
the party line seemed to be more stark and obvious than they were then some of my early days in washington. we have four experts who will discuss the developments and essentially the filibuster. it has to do with senate procedure and presidents and senate rules and senate precedents on the other. you're going to hear from for individuals with a depth of experience in these matters. let me introduce everyone. in no particular border, we have james wallner from guesswork for the house and the senate and he currently serves as executive director and an adjunct professor in the congressional and presidential studies program he has a masters and phd in politics. james is a very astute observer in this senate. i can tell you from first-hand experience. the second speaker will be norman ornstein. he is a long-term observer of politics and he is an analyst at cbs news. he is the author of several books, which you may have read. the broken branch, how congress is failing america, and the permanent campaign of the future, and most recently, it's even worse than it looks, the new politics of extremis
, murdered in these streets. the videotape beating of derrion, an honor student, brought washington bigwigs here today but is anyone paying enough attention to what's happening to our kids? >> we have gone to chicago a number of times over the last several years to report on this violence. if this violence was happening in other parts of the united states, many critics say it would be getting a lot more attention. >> part of our ongoing coverage of chicago's gun violence has been to look at what's being done to stop it. which brings us to tonight's report. with killings on the rise, illinois's governor, pat quinn, launched an ambitious anti-violence program two years ago called the neighborhood recovery initiative. on paper it sounded like a great idea and it really did catch our eye. and then we investigated and the cnn investigation found some pretty serious questions about whether this was crime prevention or good old-fashioned politics. here's investigative correspondent drew griffin. >> reporter: hello? hello? anybody here? this is one of the community organizing groups hired to help r
. >> is there a window of political opportunity right now in washington after this election to change the footing we decided on after 9/11? some of the stuff the president carried over? >> indisputingablindisputably. that's what people are hopeful abo about. is this going to be a predicate? an opportunity for the president now that he doesn't have to stand for reelection? to do some things people hoped he would have done in his first term. certainly shut down guantanamo. there are clear issues here of the presidency hopefully snapping back into the shape it had prior to 9/11. that's the hope of lots of constitutional scholars. it has not done that up to now. most of the powers granted or obtained by the bush administration have conveyed, if you will, to the obama administration. so the question is this the beginning of the president creating a new normal, as johnson says, in which we are not in a state of war and the president is not executing war powers in a consistent and endless way? >> ron, you are a student of leadership, both a student of good leadership and bad leadership. i feel like leaders
-- that they might more easily get what they wanted from state capitals than from washington, d.c. so they started putting their money in places like raleigh, north carolina, nashville, tennessee, phoenix, arizona, and madison, wisconsin. that's because what happens in our state legislatures directly affects our taxes, schools, roads, the quality of our air and water, even our right to vote. politicians and lobbyists at the core of this clever enterprise figured out how to pull it off in an organized, camouflaged way, covering their tracks while they put one over on an unsuspecting public. this is the story of how and why it worked. our report was many months in the making. it's a collaboration between tom casciato and kathleen hughes, the filmmakers at okapi productions, and the schumann media center that i head. schumann supports independent journalism and public watchdog groups like the center for media and democracy, whose investigators have been tracking the footprints of alec, an organization hiding in plain sight, yet one of the most influential and powerful in american politics. ♪ ♪ >>
when i first came to washington after my doctorate and one of the first books i was exposed to was tom's book titled the state of ridge, where the government sponsored enterprise in the financial crisis, clearly tom was years ahead of his time at his predictions turned out to be all too accurate. a very long track record of being one of the 04 most forecasters of the state of the financial-services industry but when he is not writing books he spends his time as a fellow at the center for dance to governmental studies at johns hopkins university. tom also served as staff on the financial crisis inquiry commission and in my opinion there are a few things i would disagree with the commission's findings one thing i know for certain is the commission's report was stronger because of tom's involvement. the book is also informed largely by tom's experience on commission staff. we are fortunate to have with us alex pollock to offer his thoughts on the book. alex is resident fellow at the american enterprise institute. i got to know alex a decade ago when he was president and chief operating of
, twitter.com/booktv. >>> and now joining us on booktv is an old washington hand and that is ambassador stewart. he's an author, the future of jews is the name of the book. ambassador, why are you writing a book about the future of the jews? >> we have survived 3,000 years of calamityies and we survived and leave thrived and contributed to societies even those that didn't want us. now we have a whole new set of 21st century challenges, and the question is having survived those terrible times, can we now survive prosperity, success, and integration? and i look at this from two perspective, the global forces that affect america, american jews, and israel, everything from the shift of power to united states and the west to china and the east hours of globalization in the digital era. how to deal with the 1.6 muslims in the world, the threat of iranian nuclear power, and i also look at internal threats, low birthrates, assimilation, and again, whether we can, in effect, succeed at the time when we are more successful than ever in being integrated to our society. it's a new know mom that. --
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at lake washington boulevard around 1:40. co-workers say the driver had been been working overnight. his name has not yet been released. >> getting around by car proved to be challenging. lights knocked out an hour today in the middle of the morning commute. metering lights were not operating creating more chaos than normal. lights started crawling up the span from the west end and within minutes, the span relit. lights n on the richmond bridge out for a short time today. >> erie with no lights. hundreds of homes and businesses on the peninsula still in the dark because of power outages there today we found a football field. abc 7 news joins us live from menlo park. this is one of two sandbag stations. a popular destination for many today. were no major problems on the peninsula or south bay except for power outages. some minor football fields was the worst. take a look. in atherton, workers were busy trying to drain the water from the football field. water level stood above the new turf field. one main pump had broken during the night. in san bruno, hundreds of residents lost their powe
that the president -- >> the president-elect has been making friends north of the border. in washington, he assured president obama he was proposing a new security strategy to try to reduce the drug-related violence that marked his predecessor's time in office. far from the white house is the tourist resort. the only political experience before winning the presidency was his government here. it is one of the projects he is remembered fondly for in the town as well as building a new infrastructure. his friend and political allies have rejected the suggestion that the president is all style and no substance. >> he is a very straightforward man, very committed with an excellent vision of the country , an excellent statement, and he knows how to listen. dodge a municipality on the outskirts of mexico city where the tentacles of the drug violence have started to reach. it is a particular problem, on this wasteland, the bodies have been dumped which over a thousand killed during his time in power. he fights back tears as she shows me photos of her late daughter. the official version of events is that in
and costly changes for each and every american family, unless the folks who control washington can act to head it off. it is really a fight over your money, and things like medicare, a majority of americans believe the wealthy should pay more in taxes. that is something the president ran on. and today, he went on the road to push his case. this is all part of a dance that has got to end in serious talks and ultimately some compromise to avoid this moment known as the fiscal cliff. with 32 days to go until the make or break point, it is where we begin tonight with our white house correspondent kristen welker, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, president obama tried to sell his plan in the suburbs of philadelphia today. it is a tactic he thinks has worked in the past, but it did very little to sway the congressional republicans. president obama turning up the heat on republicans. >> hello, hatfield. >> reporter: taking his case for higher taxes on the wealthy to pennsylvania today. >> i don't think it is acceptable to you for just a handful of republicans in congress to hold middle
for the wealthy. >> in washington nothing's easy. so yeah there's going to be so prolonged negotiations. and all of us are going to have to get out of our comfort zones to make that happen. >> increasing tax rates draws money away from our economy that needs to be invested in our economy to put the american people back to work. it's the wrong approach. >> john baner says negotiations are going as he put it almost nowhere. without an agreement. hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases take effect in january. >> if the fiscal cliff wasn't enough there's another problem that threatens to suck billions of dollars out of the economy. the california labor dispute that may need a nudge from the president. >> great news for anybody with about 26.2 miles of outdoor activity planned for the weekend. the weather may get worse. >> we have a lot more rainfall heading toward the bay area but the timing of things has changed a bit. details on that coming up in about six minutes. stick around. but a strike has effectively shut down the port of entryr many of those prod . >> we depend on goods shipped fr
of downtown oakland. the intersection of third and washington street became a virtual lake with water so high it blocked parking spaces poured into one lane of traffic. with the sidewalk covered in rain run off this woman appeared to be baffled by how to get around i it. so she just stood there. ankle deep in rain water. freeway not much better. 8 80 at the marina boulevard exit was a wet gray mess. heavy rain obscured the view of drivers creating a constant wave of stop and go traffic and sea of brake lights. this accident was one of many we witnessed in the span of only 2 hours. low lying spots on the highway often flood quickly. increasing road hazard for drivers and new set of challenges for the crew assigned to keep the freeway and storm drains clear of all obstruction. >> we have to make sure that they are not being plugged by either mud or leaves or by litter. >>reporter: with more than 300 camera across the 9 counties in the bay area cal-trans has had a busy day monitoring traffic. the red color.indicate problem areas where traffic is stopped. flooding closed highway 12 mud sli
and two punts versus washington state. >> charles: on the one they almost blocked, that's the play zychlinski got hurt. >> gus: stanford gets it away. shaq evans gets it. 2:18 to play in the pac-12 championship. high drama. here comes brett hundley. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this >> gus: hundley races back and tripped up after a two-yard gain. >> charles: remember, no time-outs for ucla at all. that means first downs and sidelines for any stoppage in play. >> gus: second and eight at the 21. hundley to the sideline caught. trying to get out of bounds and can't. where do they need to go, charles, to get in fairbairn range? a flag on the play at the 13. >> charles: he made a 48-yarder last week to increase his confidence. >> referee: personal foul, roughing the passer, late hit by number 93 of the defense. 15 yards will be aed to the end of the play. firs
ranked team accepted an invitation to the military roll n washington, d.c. it is still uncertain who the opponent will be, but it will be the first bowl game appearance since 2006. the high school football, they opened the championship in the fourth quarter. 7-0 and the second goal. elijah on the-yard touchdown run to make it a 7-7 tie. he had a chance to win in regulation. they go for it from the-yard line. kenneth dives for the end zone, but he's not in and that goes for overtime. the wildcats end with the touchdown runs. as we toll you at the top of the news, stanford headed to the rose bowl. a big championship weekend on saturday. we will find out who they will play. that does it for sports and more news after this. >>> before we leave you, we have a flood warning. >> new updated information. we had this earlier, but now we have full information. flood warning for sonoma until we head into tuesday at 2:30 in the morning. that is now because the russian river is expected to top over flood stage. right now at 23.80 feet and expected to cross 33 feet on monday and flood stage at 32
>> you hear that? you hear that? washington, like the karate kid, could learn something from mr. myagi. >> balance is key. >> or from gabby douglas. or from nik walenda. find us on twitter. cnn saturday continues right now. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." >> i will certainly not turn myself in. >> in disguise and on the run. u.s. internet tycoon john mcafee is hiding in belize. from authorities investigating a murder. but cnn found him and you'll hear his exclusive interview. >> i think that what we can conclude is that we've got to be better. >>> an extreme makeover. that's what some republicans say the party needs after losing the presidency and seats in congress. all morning, we'll look at how the grand old party might be looking for a bold new image. >> why did you do that to me? >> humiliating tasks and degrading exercises all part of the therapy designed to turn gay merge straight. now several men are suing for treatment so controversial we can't even show you the pictures. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. thanks for s
to play in the military bowl december 27th in washington d.c. they will face a team from the mid-american conference to be determined. they are a ten-win team and they are going bowling. >>> high school football. central cosection championship, saint agony us and beller man. fourth and goal for the bells. they don't kick the field goal. go for it and get stuffed so we head to overtime. the bells open o. t. with a field goal but saint ag nash us would win it here. and the second rushing touchdown of the game. dashing to the corner. they capture the ccs championship, 13-10 the final in overtime. the giants may fear the beard in another uniform. brian wilson is now a free agent. giants did not offer him a contract by the 9:00 p.m. deadline last night because they didn't want to be on the hook for a minimum of $6.8 million for a guy who, we don't know if he's even going to be able to pitch. it's possible wilson could resign with san francisco, structuring some sort of incentive deal with a lower salary but sounds like he doesn't want to go with that. we will see where he may go from
right now in washington, and i was cheered to see the president's opening bid, but the consensus in washington is that we have to come up with a grand bargain, dot dot dot we have to do something with entitlements. this is the big thing. something about entitlements. i just don't understand why that's the case. the reason i don't understand why that's the case is the big problem is the rate of growth of health care costs. i think we can all agree on that, right? >> yes. >> now medicare -- the rate of growth in medicare is significantly lower than the rate of growth of health care costs in the private sector. it's doing a better job of controlling cost relative to the private sector. then we just passed a huge bill that was incredibly contentious, which is called the affordable care act. the vast majority of the legislative language of which is about controlling costs in health care over the future. so it seems to me like the reasonable thing to do is to wait four years, five years, implement the bill and see if the cost control measures that have been put it in place, fought abou
of storms on top of northern cal, and washington. we will have the latest on all of that. and check this out. the holiday crusade. one girl is on a quest. her little boy wants to be a chef for christmas but all the easy bake ovens are two girly. what this young activist is doing about it. she's extraordinary. and the winners, a couple claiming their share of the $588 million power ball jackpot but the mystery continues this morning, who has the other tickets. and we go behind the scenes with the secret santa. an unidentified guy handing out cash to people hit hard from super storm sandy. wait until you see the reaction this man gets. it's an incredible story. hope you will join us. >> we will, of course. thank you, dan, so much. >> thanks. >> in sports, tonight the first place warriors host the pacers at oracle arena at 7:30. last night stanford came out smelling like rows in the pac-12 championship game against ucla. here's the highlights. >>> good morning. after beating ucla six days ago the cardinals and bruins met last night with a trip to the rose bowl on the line and this was a knock d
time in half between washington and new york, as well as between new york and boston. capital spending to increase speeds and upgrade amtrak's infrastructure is the ticket to transporting americans in a cost-effective and energy efficient manner. we in labor are amtrak's partners. we urge this committee to allow amtrak the latitude to reorganize if they so see the need, but more importantly to authorize substantial amounts of additional funds for amtrak's capital needs. amtrak also plays a central role in financing our retirement system which is a self-funded pension system that this committee in 2000 and 2001 reformed. changes in the federal treatment of amtrak such as significant funding cuts or passenger rail privatization could jeopardize the solvency of our railroad retirement system that affects 270,000 career railroad employees around the country. americans want a national inner city passenger network and amtrak is uniquely able to fill that need. highways and commercial aviation will not alone meet the nation's future transportation needs. the coordination of air and rail passe
for this memorial in washington, d.c. it's official name is "the national japanese-american memorial for patriotism during world war ii." on the walls are the names of the 10 relocation camps, along with the numbers of those forced to live at each camp. a statue of two cranes entangled in barbed wire towers overhead. >> they're a very honorable bird, and to have them entwined in barbed wire really sends the message that they're not free. >> the memorial also honors the thousands of japanese-americans who, despite the prejudice they faced, fought for the united states in world war ii. >> they felt that they wanted to show their patriotism. they wanted to show that they were americans, and so they volunteered and served, and while their families were in camp, they were fighting battles and dying and getting wounded. >> in fact, the units formed by the japanese-americans became some of the most decorated fighting groups in u.s. military history. >> i was really concerned that my daughters would not know about any of this and other japanese-americans and americans across the country would not know abou
. if washington is not coming up with new ideas why not debate it i am cheryl casone and welcome to cash in . we have johnathon and tracey and john . jill joining us. wayne we'll start with you. is it time for a national lottery to pay down the federal debt same time. >> a question why not. if it works with the state governments. why not the federal government and make it a big and huge one and any little niche that you can knock down the deficit is good. >> okay, but john, what happens to the states. we are finding out that california is signing up for powerball because of the revenues that they get. is it bad for states. >> it is really bad for states. wayne has much chance of winning the lottery as geth through a comment without johnathon interrupting. >> zero. >> and the problem you have with this. this could be a billion dollar jack mots and huge and going to kill the state lottos and in the stouthern states. they were sold as a way of funding education . that didn't happen. they are dependent on the general fund. cash strapped states that depend on the lotto, you will cripple the funding f
we can just sit back in our garden and enjoy the fruits and flowery aromas of washington in december. welcome back. you know, in the weeks leading up to the recent election america's business leaders offered some dired predictions. >> four more year of obama will mean that we're going to have to tighten our belts even further, layoff more feel. >> these people just want to work in honor and dignity and this president is desaing that. we're going cancel their health care. >> i cannot pay my staff and pay all these taxes. there is only so much blood you can get out of a turnip. (laughter) >> jon: i don't think you can get any blood out of a turnip unless-- oh my god, those weren't turn is, oh. some business owners were explicit that an obama re-election would in their eyes doom their blood turnip businesses. but now that obama has been re-elected how have the john creators amongst us reacted. we turn to our deranged billionaire, john hodgman, john. >> oh, how dare you. >> jon: what. >> how dare you applaud me now after you shiftless moochers rejected everything that is good and right a
. no surprise that one of the new states is washington. what dow expect from a state named for a guy who wears q-- capri slacks. (laughter) but one of the state's biggest corporations, boeing, a name synonymous with aerospace excellence and bonner sound effects has indicated in union contract talks that they will deny equal pension benefits to married gay employees. hey, hey, yeah, i'm angry at the gays too. hey, gay boeing plorx the only marriage you should have is to your job unless your job is in the cockpit. (laughter) well-- folks, to commemorate this refreshing denial of human dignity, i'm giving a tip of my hadd to boeing for being gay rights pioneers. kuz if you think about it this is great for the gays. if companies don't have to pay out survivor pensions for same-sex couples it will save the millions. soon every company will want them. there will be a gay job explosion. boy the way do not google the term gay job-- nation, this blatant devaluing of gay partners is great for any company's bottom line. or top line, he wouldn't know, i'm not into that lifestyle. folks, next up on-- the wag
central california up to washington state pounds the region. already the stormy weather there in recent days has turned deadly. we'll get dylan's forecast in just a minute. >>> also ahead, the president hitting the road trying to do an end around past congress. he's pushing his proposal to stall the dispute over the fiscal cliff. will his newest campaign of taking it to the people work? we're live in washington with the latest. >>> also ahead, two words everyone seems to love. myself included. designer and discount. we'll have a look at what happens when target joins forces with high end retailer neiman marcus. it's a brand-new collection that hits stores. today it's already available online. >> target, neiman marcus, cats and dogs living to the? >> i think it can be done in harmony. >>> plus a fond walk down memory lane for catherine, the duchess of cambridge. she went back to her old school to play a little field hockey and even revealed her childhood nickname. >> let's begin with that stormy weather out on the west coast. miguel almaguer has the latest. >> reporter: this week, much o
is out campaigning for this again because he thinks there is a dead lock here in washington and he wants to break it with pressure points from the american people pushing republics because republics are now in a defensive posture where if they don't act in the next few weeks and we do fall off that so-called fiscal cliff, taxes will go up on everyone. and the fact is republics against tax increases so the president basically put the pressure on. take a listen. >> a clear majority of americans, democrats, republicans, independents, they agreed with a balanced approach. deficit reduction and making sure that middle class taxes don't go up. folks agreed to that. now, the good news is we are starting to see a few republics coming around to it too. >> now, house democratic leader nancy pelosi put an even finer point on it today saying flatly, elections have consequences suggesting democrats are not going to give in on their push for higher taxes on the rich. shep. >> shepard: by any measure, ed, the president came in strong, even folks on the left are saying it and john boehner seems very unh
is just one step. >> a battle being fought in washington, but with big implications here in the bay area. we bring in scott budman with the latest. >> janelle and raj, the house voted today to allow foreign students getting advanced degrees in science and math from american schools to get green cards. it's a move that got a lot of backing from the tech industry and aat least in the house fairly bipartisan support. but it comes with controversy even among democrats because the new plan would eliminate an earlier plan that gave green cards to other groups, including immigrants from africa. you can expect this battle to last a while. now, it's not as big, but another big solar company is going under after taking out loans. twin creek technologies headquartered in san jose is liquidating, also bad news for the state of mississippi which gave twin creeks $26 million in loans. twin creeks like other solar companies says it felt the pressure of competition from cheaper solar panels made in china. yahoo! meanwhile having trouble in mexico. a mexican court today ordered the sunnyvale company to p
commonly used. then, of course, what you find is it is not. "washington post," new york times, one or two times at most that they had ever used it prior to that. john: what is the agenda? >> well, always the activists who are pushing against the food in general. what happened was this comes from a movie. a lot of the bad things in society come from movies. shooting to put out by participant media so there were so proud of this process just amazing to look at. thee let these people andthe videotape. you don't dare let anybody videotape anything because they demonized. john: the company closed three out of four plants, laid-off workers. >> in he economic down is far worse than that. john: has not been a single incident of anybody being hurt. and what the industry calls it is just lean beef trimmings or finely textured. no slimy than other parts of beef. >> the company here has received awards for how good a job they do for consumer safety. it wasjust one constant is a job. john: and that the company suing abc. i don't like that. that is saying we disagree and you should jt shut up. there ou
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an example of that. when the booker t. washington affordable youth housing project came to the board, we had to approve a special use district for that project. at the last minute, i think the day before or the day of our land use hearing, a c-e-q-a appeal was filed. we were required to take the entire matter off calendar and it delayed our consideration by two months. this legislation would provide that if the board is required to legislate for a project to happen, the board of supervisors becomes the c-e-q-a decision maker and the c-e-q-a item automatically comes to the board and is agendized along with the underlying zoning change or whatever the legislative change is and the board considers them, the two items together, and then the full board takes action. not deprive anyone the ability to comment [speaker not understood] c-e-q-a. in fact, it came to an automatic appeal. another change is that currently when a c-e-q-a appeal is filed, no action can be taken by anybody, by the board, by any commission. and that means there are plenty of times where actions need to be taken but don't have
in their neighborhoods or people of color in the neighborhood, booker t. washington center was mentioned earlier. and the business community, we're as guilty as anyone else. we have k-mart suing wal-mart to stop any type of economic competition. all under the guise of environmental protection. the end result of all of this litigation and needless delay -- a detriment to our environmental well-being. development follows the path of least resistance. when you have litigation in urban areas where you have a lot of people and people don't like people, that development horizontally sprawls right into suburban areas and you get horizontal development, transit -- rather auto dependent development which is not good for our vieerthv. environment. you are being asked today to institute a fair process so so that honest brokers can challenge battered projects while protecting good projects from the bad players whose motives have nothing to do with environmental protection. to finish, i'm party to the negotiations with senator rubio in the state capital working on c-e-q-a reform hopefully next year. what you
-- supervisors in making the case to our elected officials in washington, d.c. about the serious impacts this will have on our residents. thank you, supervisors, and i wish you all a wonderful season of giving, of sharing, and of caring for our vulnerable and most needy in our city. thank you very much. >> president chiu: thank you, mr. mayor. colleagues, why don't we go to our next items. madam clerk, could you read the consent agenda. >> clerk calvillo: items 2 through 11 comprise the consent agenda, they're considered routine. if a member requests discussion of a matter it can be considered separately. >> president chiu: would roll call vote on 2 through 11. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: those ordinances are passed, resolutions adopted and motions approved. madam clerk, could you call items 12 through 14. >>
and washington and idaho on a regular basis as we all in the west suffered through storms. so we have those activities in place and then of course we do just our normal emergency response activations on an on-going basis just to make sure everyone is trained and veilable and ready to go. in terms of the big 1 that we always talk about, we have an earthquake play book. the gas side and electric side has very specific actions to take, we have very trat strategic actions to take, we have a hard copy and hopefully we'll never need it but if a big earthquake comes, it can happen anywhere in the stais, there's earthquake faults all over this place, we're ready to go. >> mr. boland. >> we take a little different role on this seeing as we represent a multiple discipline of utilities, we are engaged in california national guard in their exercises. we handle the utility operations center which is wholly operated within the state's operation center. we do the exercises with calima to golden guarden all the way down to the specific exercises. we interface with each and every one of our utilities
was a teenager. he attended george washington high school and worked as a youth counselor for the mayor's office summer youth program. he was a vista volunteer with the california youth authority before joining the san francisco housing authority?hp$k in '78. he holds a banc bachelor's degre from san francisco state university. he's a member of board of directors for self-help of the elderly. pamela, earned a injuries doctor and a public law certificate from the university of san francisco school of law and became a member of the state bar of california in 2010. she chaired the student bar association diversity committee, nationally recognized with the american bar association henry j. ramsey jr. award towards advancement of diverse individuals. pamela also earned a bachelor of arts at the university of california at davis. leland reuben was born and raised in san francisco, where he first developed a strong passion for working with l÷pápñ community. he currently oversees the intensative job readiness and works with the housing authority to help residents overcome barriers and develop workfor
as one and it's in the book washington state university, the student wrote a play called the passion of offending of a buddy. he put it on the ticket. he put it everywhere. it isn't easily defended and this african-american student had the absolute goal of defending everybody and he made a point of it defending it all throughout. the university worked with students angry about the content of the play and they told them to stand up in the middle and shout i am offended which is ironic because that is the point of the play. it's going to go over badly. and the university president actually defended the next day. the students that disrupted the play as saying this was a very irresponsible exercise of the freedom of speech on the part of the angry mob of students that shut down the play and its stunning that they got that one. it's a great point and the censorship campuses. >> my name is dave clemens from ontario. i was wondering if you see any room for fire to expand into canada. i think there's a great group in canada. my only thing is i think the death of a nonprofit caused them to sp
evergreen trees to the city and those trees were planted at washington square park in may of last year. this legislation again would allow us to accept a gift of this plaque to really commemorate his efforts and what he was able to do to create some greenery in one of the densest and least green spaces in san francisco. >> thank you. so, if there are no questions, let's open it for public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. so, colleagues, can we move this forward without objection? thank you. and, mr. evans, can you please call item number 2? >> item number 2 is an ordinance amending the san francisco environmental code to suspend the yellow pages distribution pilot program. >> thank you. and the sponsor is president david choo. >> thank you, colleagues. as i mentioned at roll call a couple weeks ago, a year and a half ago, we voted 10 to 1 to approve a three-year pilot program to reduce environmental waste and blight from the over distribution of yellow page phone book. i want to thank the members of the land use c
. "washington post," new york times, one or two times at most that they had ever used it prior to that. john: what is the agenda? >> well, always the activists who are pushing against the food in general. what happened was this comes from a movie. a lot of the bad things in society come from movies. shooting to put out by participant media so there were so proud of this process just amazing to look at. thee let these people and the videotape. you don't dare let anybody videotape anything because they demonized. john: the company closed three out of four plants, laid-off workers. >> in the economic down is far worse than that. john: has not been a single incident of anybody being hurt. and what the industry calls it is just lean beef trimmings or finely textured. no slimy than other parts of beef. >> the company here has received awards for how good a job they do for consumer safety. it was just one constant is a job. john: and that the company is suing abc. i don't like that. that is saying we disagree and you should just shut up. there ought to be some other way to fight back. but the free
people of blindness. now imagine entire washington metro area. about 3 million people. imagine all those people blind. now they can see. that's not -- that's not an obscure story. it's not an obscure story in the world of people. people know about the hospital. people travel from all over the world to go to the hospital to train to bring the same programs to their countries. it becomes a movement to end needless blindness. it's one example you might say that's -- got to be an exception. hundreds and hundreds of stories like that. and those are the stories that are transforming the global economy. not just the economy, societies building the future. >> so as you say in the next twenty years, 3 billion more people will enter to the world of economic freedom or another least -- >> right cognitive freedom. economic freedom. >> is the wild west does it need to be managed? how should it be managed? >> well,, you know, i like the core metaphor in describing the economy and the interaction of the economy and the society is reinforced. and when we go the rain forest whether it's the pacific north
a washington it will bring us had tense rainfall on sunday futurecast, some light showers but by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow some spotty showers-5:00 a.m. tomorrow. banta 5p.m., and i do not think that this is going to be completely accurate i think that we're going to see more widespread. with computer model renderings i do not see how this is possible. later evening, we could see more moderate this could be a bit more accurate. through overdye toch 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. to the golden gate and it will continue to press south as we go towards the 2:00 a.m. and perhaps moving out at 5:00, 6:00. the rain will be consistent on the day heavy in the morning with the flood watch remaining in effect for the north bay, the north bay coastline, the san for sinc san francisco coastline in the san mateo coastline. excess of rainfall rates again on sunday. your weather headlines looking at 1-3 in. and the valleys, with more in the hills and favored the north bay what it will linger along best. that flood watch the will stay in effect for monday. you will in your coastal longest--in the north bay. 6,300 ft. t
and desist orders almost on a daily base. impounding cars in washington, d.c. at one point. they're not allowing this technology to take shape. these guys are starting to fight back because you are under cutting the monopoly of sorts and challenging and disrupting this industry. how do you navigate in that environment. i know intimately i'm part of the taxi force commission. so i know a thing or two. you have this legacy guilt. people's lives are on the line. you come in and disrupt that model by becoming the technology company that doesn't have the cost of the dispatch system, the burden of maintenance and vehicle fleet and the like. how does it all work itself out >> in terms of regulatory, it starts with making sure we're legal in the city we're going to, doing our home work and make sure we're doing the right thing. if you're legal that's point number one. point number two is making sure that people in a are participating in the system are better off. the riders are getting around the city, i keep saying, but it's true. they love us because we're a very efficient way for them
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